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Pipe Porn - Pre-Lane Charatan and GBD PixAxe

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  1. ashdigger

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    Here are two recent acquisitions. A pre-Lane era Cutty that is 5 1/2 inches long and weighs 23 grams.

    The pipe is stamped Charatan's Make - London England - De Luxe with a shape number of 54

    Here's the other one GBD Rallye (PickAxe) 666P. It is 5 1/4 inches long and weighs 32 grams

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    Wow! Did'nt know you went for regular pipes for a lack of better words. Congrats. Like that GBD I have a few. LOL!!

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    Very nice ive been thinking about pulling the pin and getting someting nice all my pipe are meh

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    I love that pickaxe!

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    Nice Axe !

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    Like both of the alot.
    Cutty's are always jaunty & I love red(heads) in the pickaxe.

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    Nice, love the cutty, I don't watch a lot of Charatans, but that has to be an usual shape.

    I'll be interested to hear how the GBD smokes compared to your older pre-Cadogan GBD(s).

    Al

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    Like both of the alot.
    Cutty's are always jaunty & I love red(heads) in the pickaxe.

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    Al, I'll let you know. I got sucked in by the shape and sandblast

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    Both are awesome, but that pick ax takes the prize! Congrats, and I'll bet both are great smokers.

    Michael
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    Damn, that cutty is nice! Out of the two, that one wins it hands down for me. Being an older model, what diameter is the draft (approximately)?

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    Matt, a standard pipe cleaner (BJ Long) slides straight through with no problem.

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    Nice. Should smoke as good as she looks, then!

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    The pick axe is really cool. I am always happy when one of us gets a pre Lane Charatan though. Those are seemingly pretty rare. Congrats on a rare-ish pipe in what must be a rare shape!

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    Okay folks I've smoked them both now. The pre-Lane Charatan is an absolutely fantastic smoker. The PixAxe, for my smoking style .... ugh.

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    Love the shape of the GBD, sorry to hear it isn't the best smoker. I have a few like that as well. Looks ain't everything.

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    like both

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    That cutty looks like a fine plug and/or flake pipe. Enjoy both of them.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Nice scores!

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    I do like Charatan's, but man-o-man is that an outstanding GBD.

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    Great cutty. Barry Jones told me the other day that the person who sand-blasted the Charatans in the 1950s was Johnny Mahoney and every time he had a bunch of pipes to sandblast, Mr Charatan would say to him "heavy on the bowl and light on the shank".

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    KenBarnes, that's pretty cool. Putting a name to a step of manufacturing in a factory really personalizes it.

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